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Quick question -- Different disk partitions? Different than before. Why?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jols, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. jols

    jols Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2004
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    Not sure if this is directly cPanel related, but in the past, with Enterprise v4 and under we were gettings servers with this kind of partitioning:

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda3 66G 56G 6.2G 91% /
    /dev/sda1 99M 28M 67M 29% /boot
    none 1003M 0 1003M 0% /dev/shm
    /usr/tmpDSK 243M 13M 217M 6% /tmp
    /tmp 243M 13M 217M 6% /var/tmp

    Now, seemingly with the advent of Enterprise v5.x we are getting servers with more complex partitioning, like this:

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda5 7.8G 793M 6.6G 11% /
    /dev/sda1 122M 21M 95M 18% /boot
    /dev/sda2 9.7G 8.1G 1.2G 88% /var
    /dev/sda3 7.8G 5.4G 2.0G 74% /usr
    /dev/sda6 996M 43M 902M 5% /tmp
    /dev/sda8 198G 95G 94G 51% /home
    tmpfs 1014M 0 1014M 0% /dev/shm

    My questions is - Why? Better security model? Our issue is with /var being is such a small partition. With accounts having larger databases, /var (which contains all the mysql data) gets eaten up quickly.
  2. nickp666

    nickp666 Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2005
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    Partitioning is not directly handled by cpanel itself, this is done at the OS installation stage, so I would pass the question on to your NOC
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